Penn National Gaming

Alleged ‘Gratuity’ To Racing Official Leads Penn National To Ban Vazquez…Again

Trainer Juan C. Vazquez received a second notice of ejection in as many months from officials of Penn National race course in Pennsylvania, this time for allegedly offering a “gratuity” to a racing official. Chris McErlean, vice president-racing for Penn National Gaming Inc. (PNGI), which owns the Grantville, Pa., track, said Vazquez was issued the […]

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Vazquez Appealing Pennsylvania Ejections

Trainer Juan Vazquez, told by Maryland Jockey Club officials last month he is not welcome to stable or race at their racetracks, is appealing a similar ban in Pennsylvania, according to his attorney, Alan Pincus. Pincus said Vazquez was notified of his ejection for three years from Penn National race course in Pennsylvania on March […]

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Charles Town Accident: Warning System Switch Not in Stewards Room

The on-off switch for a warning system to jockeys at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town racetrack was not triggered when a horse ran the wrong way toward the field in the fourth race on Saturday night because it was not located in the stewards room, but down the hallway with the track’s official clocker, said […]

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Near Disaster at Penn National Gaming’s Charles Town Races

“We’re lucky someone didn’t get killed.” That’s what Jockeys’ Guild national manager Terry Meyocks said about the jockeys involved in an incident in Saturday’s fourth race at West Virginia’s Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races when a loose horse, going the wrong way up the stretch, ran into an oncoming horse in a contest that […]

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Ramseys, Brown, Castellano Winners in Inaugural Penn Gaming Racing Challenge

A pair of defending Eclipse Award winners in owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey and jockey Javier Castellano, as well as a trainer fresh off three victories at the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships in Chad Brown top the final standings in the inaugural Penn Gaming Racing Challenge, which concluded this past Saturday night with the […]

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New Dayton Racino Set to Open Aug. 28

A new racino is only a few weeks away from opening in Dayton, Ohio, according to Hollywood Casino at Dayton Raceway has set Aug. 28 as opening day. The new $250 million facility will offer 1,000 video slot machines and be open 24 hours/day. The facility also will have a new all-weather, 5/8ths-mile harness […]

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Death in the Afternoon: Beulah Park, 1923-2014

After 91 years of racing, Ohio’s first Thoroughbred track and state historic landmark closed for good on May 3, its life cut short by dwindling demand for its product. Plus, the Grove City track’s owner, Penn Gaming, pulled the switch because they didn’t want Beulah Park competing with their nearby Hollywood Casino. In a cruel […]

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Penn National Gaming Breaks Ground on New Massachusetts Racino

Penn National Gaming Inc. broke ground March 14 at the site of the future Plainridge Racecourse, a harness track in Plainville that will become the first slots parlor/racino in Massachusetts. According to a report in the Taunton Gazette, Penn National was awarded the only racino license by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission two weeks ago. Penn […]

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PNG Scores Massachusetts Slots License

Penn National Gaming was awarded the slots license for Massachusetts on Thursday, according to a report by The Republican. PNG will build a new facility at Plainridge Racecourse in Plainville, Mass., where it will offer 1,250 slot machines, a food court, a sports bar and a high-end restaurant. Harness racing will continue at the facility, which […]

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